This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Beth of Supplicious: Chipster-Topped Brownies. They are Dorie's brilliant idea to put a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough on top of a layer of brownies. Why haven't I seen this concept before?!
There was a lot of chatter about the recipe this week. Some had issues w/the raw cookie dough sinking into the brownie layer - I seemed to avoid this by dropping very small amounts at a time. There was also mention of the cookie layer browning and finishing cooking before the bottom brownie layer. Some pre-baked the brownie layer for a few minutes before adding the cookie dough and baking the two layers together. I considered doing that, but then decided to just make the recipe as written because if the brownie layer needed to be pre-baked, wouldn't Dorie have discovered that in her test kitchen?
So I decided to bake the brownies for the full 55 minutes to make sure the brownie layer wasn't undercooked. To avoid burning the cookie layer, I covered it with foil after 40 minutes in the oven. I probably should have done so at the 30 minute mark, but lost track of time. Still, this seemed to do the trick because my brownie layer was moist and chocolatey and my cookie layer was golden brown and crunchy.
To say that these brownies were good is an understatement. We loved them and my husband said they were one of the best things I have ever baked. I am not sure how they taste with the bittersweet chocolate, but I thought they were great with the semisweet chocolate I substituted. I loved these and will definitely be making them again.
Thanks Beth, for choosing this recipe - I am not sure how I missed this recipe in all the times I have flipped through the book, but I am so glad you pointed me towards it! If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the TWD Blogroll to see what everyone else thought about this awesome cookie/brownie combination.
* Recipes notes:
- I used 9 oz of semisweet chocolate chips in place of the 6 oz bittersweet and 3 oz of unsweetened chocolate.
- I omitted the walnuts from my brownie layer.
- I had to place a foil tent over my brownies about 40 minutes into baking to prevent the cookie layer from over browning, but I would recommend adding it at 30 minutes.
- I had to bake my brownies for the full 55 minutes before they were done.
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